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lawyers offered free legal aid at
airports across the country after President
Donald Trump banned visitors, refugees and
immigrants from seven countries to the U.S.
Joining those lawyers were law school students
in immigrant rights clinics, who also helped do
research and file legal challenges.
"Now, not only do we have all these activities and we're talking about them and coordinating them, we actually are sitting down
with students, and we can talk to them
from a career perspective about how those
experiences will then help them professionally in the workplace."
The school is just minutes away from
the heart of downtown Cincinnati, allowing for opportunities with major law firms,
Fortune 100 companies and one of the top
legal-aid organizations, Bard said.
Among the school's clinics is the Ohio
Innocence Project, which assists prison inmates who claim to be innocent of
crimes for which they have been convicted.
This year, the school received a $15 million
donation from local philanthropist Richard
Rosenthal, marking the largest-ever gift
to any innocence program in the country.
This has funded three new full-time clinical faculty members.
But clinics are not the only resources for
"It sounds as if clinic is the gold standard and anything else is less than, but the
experiences that our students are getting in
the externship arena rival the experiences
they would get at the clinic," Jefferson said.
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